I had been working with children for about three years when I was given the opportunity to obtain my CDA. During the process I was able to gain so much
knowledge about all aspects of caring for children and catering to their unique abilites and cultural differences that I undoubtly saw myself as not just a caregiver but as an early childhood educator. Obtaining my CDA has become a confidence booster and stepping stone to furthering my education. I have just completed my associates degree and am currently working towards my bachelors, two things I would have never done had it not been for the CDA!